January 2018

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RWsilver2018

Found by Rob W.: “First silver  with my new Teknetics T2. Found at 5 inches.”

SKpendant2018

Found by Susannah K.: “It’s going to be a good year! Found this on my second hunt. Looks to be silver but no marking. I will test it shortly. Top wreath end with three roses, plus the little bird, were found hooked together but fell apart when I cleaned them. Other piece was found beside them and turned out to be the bottom pendant piece. Don’t know what kind of stone. All very delicate. Found 4-5 inches down with XP Deus on Full Tone setting” [Update–Silver tested as 800 and stone was jade.]

RPring2018

Found by Ron P.: “I went to a local park the week before Christmas while the weather was still great.  After finding a fair amount of clad and pull tabs I
dug this ring out of the ground at a depth of about 3 inches using my AT Pro.  It has a sterling silver band and I discovered the stone is a white Zircon when I showed it to our favorite Jeweler.  Even though the value is low on this ring, I am still excited with the find.”

Found by Susannah K: “First hunt of the year, and as you can see by the ice, a darn cold one. Found $1.45 clad, one earring, and one Disney inscribed pendant. Two of the quarters were an aboveground coin spill, thank goodness, right on either side of someone’s footprint. All found 1 – 1-1/2 frozen inches down with XP Deus, Trash setting.”

PRscout2018

Found by Pat R.:  Cub Scout Jamboree pin? Cub Scouts have different neckerchief slides for grades 1-5. Three down, two to go! Found with an AT Pro at 2-3 inches depth.

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December 2017

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Found by Matt G.: “These are my last good finds from 2017.

Fancy button or drawer knob 1 inch Garrett Ace 250
Anchor button 3 inches Garrett Ace 250
Silver plated fork. I don’t find forks often, usually it’s spoons. 2 inches Garrett Ace 250″

 

Found by Ron P.: “I finally found my first 925 silver ring after 9 months of detecting! [Congrats, Ron!–ed.] It has mother of pearl inlays and appears to be a man’s ring. It was 3 to 4 inches deep and was found using my AT Pro.”

RPbadge2017

Found by Ron P.:  “Based on my research, the best guess is this was some type of horse tack, perhaps from a saddle used by the St. Louis Metropolitan Mounted Police sometime between 1867 and 1923. The item is brass with blue and white enamel along with gold gilding around the edges and on the center seal. It weighs 4 ounces and the sides are a bit over 4″ each. This was found at a depth of 4″ to 5″ using my AT Pro.”

LNrazor2017

Found by Lee N.:  “Found this item, at a 1790 home site. Found 6 inches deep, with my Ace 250. Confirmed to be 150-250 years old, by Mr. Mark Trout, Director of the Civil War Museum. The oldest object I have ever dug. The razor is so fragile that it broke in half, when I lifted it out of the hole. “

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November 2017

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Found by Bill S.: “Out detecting the farm this evening and came across a cache of sixteen 1947 Illinois Trap tags all in one hole, stacked together. What fun!”

Found by Bill S.: “Found a neat piece of history. Lapel pin promoting third party candidates Robert LaFollette for president and Burton Wheeler for vice president, 1924. Bronze. Green Duck Co., Chicago. “

Found by Scott P.:  “First silver! 1916-s. 12 memorials, 1 dime, other junk. Most 3″ to 4”. Garret ace 350.  [Congrats Scott!–ed.]

SKtietac2017

Found by Susannah K.: “Although I was actually searching more for arrowheads, I still got these on the pumpkin farm club hunt. 4 quarters (one a 1965, darn it), 2 dimes, and 5 pennies, plus a yin-yang psychedelic tie tac. Found on and right under the surface, except the 1965 quarter, which was 6 inches down”

Found by Ron P.: “Here is a photo (1) of a vintage brass and enamel Chevrolet radiator emblem that I detected at about 5″ using my AT Pro. I researched the item (2) and found that this was the font and style used by Chevy from 1914 to 1933.”

RPring2017

Found by Ron P.: “I found these items at the November club hunt between the surface and 3” deep using my AT Pro. There are 29 modern coins totaling $1.57. Also shown are 2 zipper pull tabs, 2 buttons, 1 junk ring, 1 Reebok metal plate, 1 brass fitting, 1 electric box knock out and 1 child’s hair clasp. “

BScrotal2017

Found by Bill S.: “Morning hunt resulted in a piece of a crotal bell. Found at 5″ using a White’s MX Sport. Too bad it’s just a piece but that’s how it goes sometime.

BSwadcutter2017

Found by Bill S.: “Found a couple of fired 9mm wadcutter bullets. A wadcutter is a special-purpose flat-fronted bullet specially designed for shooting paper targets, usually at close range at subsonic velocities typically under 900 ft/sec. Wadcutters are also typically used in revolver handguns. Found with a loaner White’s MX Sport at approx. 4 inches.”

PRjamaican2017

Found by Pat R.: “Finally something decent! Jamaican and Canadian pennies, and eight wheaties. Located 3-5 inches deep, with an AT Pro.”

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October 2017

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SKtokens2017

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Found by Susannah: “Results of two minihunts, one with Jim H. and the other with Tom R., Lee N., and Marvin G. Two Chuckie Cheese tokens found in one hole on one hunt, and a coin spill (4 quarters, 2 dimes, a nickel, and 4 pennies), boiler plate cover, and key found on the other hunt. Makes for short hunts when all of your finds are ready for you in one hole! Found with my XP Deus using the Deus Fast program, at 7 inches.”

LNearring2017

Found by Lee N.: “Went out with Susannah K, Tom R, and Marvin G to detect  Thursday.  Temps in the 70’s, ground was perfect.  Found the following items 2-5 inches deep, with Ace 250.  The earring is gold plated and heavy.”

LNhook2017

Found by Lee N.: “Tom R. and myself went out today. Conditions were perfect. Lee N. found the following objects 2-4 inches, using an Ace 250.”

Found by Rob W.: “1964 Canada nickel. Found less than 2 inches down in a local park.”

RWgoldring2017

Found by Rob W.: “Same park. Same day.”

PP1889IH2017

Found by Pam P.: “Found an 1889 Indian Head penny at an old house in St. Charles with my Fisher F-75.”

TRring2017

Found by Tom R.: “Found this lost ring for a lady. Gold with rubies and diamonds.”

RCspike2017

Found by Rick C.: “Found street car track spike, a metal cover, a pocket knife end, piece of a square nail, a 1919s wheat penny, a hot rock, and some melted lead. All with my AT PRO and most was deep.”

LNbolt2017

Found by Lee N.: “Found these items 2-3 inches deep, using Ace 250. The iron looks like a possible piece of exploded ordinance.”

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September 2017

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Found by Ron P.: “Horse tack bridle buckle with heart rosette. Found about 4 inches down using my Garrett AT Pro.”

KCcar2017

Found by Kathy C.: “2 hour hunt today. $1.77 clad, one match box car, and 2 guitar picks with signature, found with my Radio Shack detector at 1 to 3 inches.”

Found by Rick C.: “A little 2 hour hunt after work. $3.15 clad, 2 toy soldiers, and a ring with frogs on it. Not sure if it’s silver…still cleaning. I found everything about 2-3 inches deep using my new White’s TreasureMaster. And the ground was like concrete lol!”

TRZlink2017

Found by Tom R.: “Took my new AT MAX on its maiden voyage for an hour this afternoon. Found the usual stuff along with a spent 9mm bullet and a piece of folded copper. I really enjoy the freedom of the Z- LYNK technology.”

PPliberty2017

Found by Pam P.: “I found this today at an old house in St. Charles. It’s an 1856 seated liberty dime”.

RCcars2017

Found by Rick C.: “Cars, toy gun, and 39 cents at a church this morning using my AT PRO at about 4″.”

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August 2017

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LNknife2017

Found by Lee N.: “Went out solo today.  Cool temps,
but ground was like concrete.  Found 2-4 inches, using
Ace 250, 10 inch nail, stainless dinnerware knife, rusty
triangle plate with some lettering and 52 cents in
clad.  All clad found in coin spill, which is always a
lot of fun.”

BScaps2017

Adventures of Bill S.:

2 parks
5 hours
25 bottle caps
48 modern coins ($4.07)
Lots of holes
White’s TreasurePro at depths 0 – 4″

Found by Bill S.: “Morning hunt results in a couple of “first finds” for me. 1st Silver (1960 D Roosevelt dime) & 1st Tootsietoy (1940’s Convertible) and a bonus 3 wheat cents (1926, 1935 & 1945).”

LNjamb2017

Found by Lee N.: “Tom R. and I went out for a couple of hours today. Hot with soft digging, from the rain. I found 1947-D wheatie, 83 cents clad, part of toy gun, 19th century door jamb latch, stainless steel spoon and unidentifiable rusty objects. Items found 2-4 inches deep, with Ace 250.”

RPyard2017

Found by Ron P.: “Attached is a photo of items that I found at a private permission site between 7/11/17 and 8/15/17.  The items were found between 2 and 3 inches deep using my Garrett AT Pro.

There are a total of 133 modern coins totaling  $23.36 in face value.  The break down is 1 Martin Van Buren $1 coin, 78 quarters, 24 dimes, 4 nickels, and 15 copper and 11 zinc memorial pennies.  Among the other items are 2 bullets, a pocket knife, an aluminum religious metal and child’s ring.   There is also a railroad flattened penny and one machine flattened from the Mark Twain Museum in Hannibal,  MO.”

Mystery Hunt #2: Matt H.: Dropped three ringer lead bullet

JHpistolball2017

Mystery Hunt #2: Jim H.: Pistol ball, and 1990 dime found in parking lot. LOL

KHchain2017

Mystery Hunt #2: Kathy H.: Farm artifacts modern & historic. Copper straps, .243 rifle shell. Modern beverage litter.

JQringer2017

Mystery Hunt #2: John Q.: Dropped three ringer lead bullet.

TRchain2017

Mystery Hunt #2: Tom R.: Old chain, carriage bolt, broken files, a 1lb horn weight, a hay rake lock identified by property owner, and a piece of folded copper that was a foot down. No car parts, Kathy H., just farm parts. LOL

 

LNcartridges2017

Found by Lee N.: “Hot and dry, but went out anyway for short dig. Found 2-3 inches deep, wheel gear, with numbers 1-16 on outer rim, 2 spent cartridges stamped DEN 43, steel ball bearing, unidentified rusty objects and 30 cents in clad. I used my Ace 250 and pin pointer.”

BSsoldier2017

Found by Bill S.: “New private property permission results in a few neat trinkets.
1930’s Barclay action figures, “Nickel Silver” belt buckle, a couple of early 1900’s Winchester shotgun headstamps, and  54 cents in modern coins. Items found using White’s TreasurePro at depths from near surface to 6 inches.”

JHbeach2017

Found by Jim H.: “Found on vacation. Lots of clad, fishing weight, and ring with a cannabis leaf.”

RWring2017

Found by Rob W.: “Found on beach. First silver ring of the vacation.”

LNlock2017

Found by Lee N. : “School is out and detecting is in. Found 2-4 inches deep. Combination lock, brass fitting, steel ball (I think from a drain cock) and $2.43 in clad.”

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July 2017

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BSopener2017

Found by Bill S. : “Found this neat 1950’s era beer bottle opener at Saturday’s club hunt. Reisch Brewing Co. Springfield, Illinois (1849-1966) manufactured by Vaughan Mfg. Co. Chicago, IL . Found with White’s TreasurePro at 4 inches deep.”

Found by Kathy H. : “Found at Saturday’s club hunt. This could very well have been a fire bucket. They had round bottoms so people didn’t use them for other things. If this one only had a bottom….
Tom R. helped me dig it up.  I thought it was a car part…a running joke with us. 😊”

RChatpin2017

Found by Rick C. : “Found a baseball hat pin, and 28 cents at Saturday’s club hunt. Used my Ace 250 at 2-3 inches deep.”

Found by Matt H. : “1883 Seated Dime found 6-16-17 in a StL park with my Minelab CTX3030 just 3 inches down

The token was found 6-13-17 in Mount Vernon IL with my Minelab CTX3030 6 inches down. The front reads: Medal, The Excelsior Shoe For Boys, July 1910. The reverse reads: Good Luck, Manufactured by the Excelsior Shoe Co, Portsmouth O(hio). Excelsior Shoe Company designed shoes for the Boy Scouts (which was formed in the US the same year) and used the tokens as advertising. Prior to Nazi Germany, swastikas were a good luck symbol.”

RCcars2017

Rick C. : “Found a car, truck, a token from 1991 Namco Entertainment with Pac Man on it, a key, and $1.70 in clad coins using an AT PRO at 2-4 inches.”

RCNamco2017Rick C. : “Better image of the NAMCO token above.”

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